UC Riverside Named a ‘Best Value School’ by US News & World Report

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

The University of California, Riverside has once-again been recognized as a “Best Value School” and was lauded for its diversity in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 Best Colleges Guide, released on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

“We know that rankings like the U.S. News and World Report and Washington Monthly surveys are widely followed by potential students as well as current students, alumni, faculty and staff,” said UC Riverside Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Dallas Rabenstein. “As a result, we are pleased to once again be ranked as one of the nation’s top research universities.”

Overall, UCR is ranked 112th overall among national universities, and 55th among public universities.

The university once again appeared on the list of the most diverse schools in the nation, placing in a tie for 12th overall. The score of 0.70 was identical to the 2013 survey, where UCR finished in a tie for 8th place. 

The annual rankings by U.S. News and World Report, first issued in 1983, are frequently used by families as they decide where to target applications. The rankings combine reputation-based rankings with the hard-data outcomes related to graduation rates, tuition costs and level of donor support.

UC Riverside has fared well in the annual surveys, including:

To read the full press release as published by UCR Today, click here.